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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I trim my trees?

Just like us, each tree is different. Tree species, age, health, and your desired aesthetic for the tree are all factors to take into consideration. The general rule of thumb is to have your trees trimmed every 3-5 years. If you're unsure if your trees need a trim, give Legacy Tree Trimming a call- we'll take a look with you!

What are the benefits of tree trimming?

There are numerous benefits of tree trimming- the main benefit being the overall health of your trees. Trees stay healthy by absorbing essential nutrients from the soil or ground. When a tree grows beyond its capacity, it cannot absorb enough nutrients to maintain its overall health. Other key benefits of tree trimming include sunlight exposure, improving the appearance of your trees, allowing for healthy growth, and minimizing damage or hazards.

Does tree trimming harm my trees?

Actually, the opposite! Have you ever heard the phrase "one step back, two steps forward"? When skilled professionals remove dead, damaged, or overgrown branches, a weight is lifted off of your trees. Without the extra burden, your tree can flourish with healthy new growth. 

Can I trim my trees myself, or should I hire a professional?

While we all have our DIY moments, it's best to leave tree trimming to the professionals. Tree trimming is a craft that professionals study and master- it requires specialized knowledge and specific equipment. Cutting a tree incorrectly can lead to a damaged, unhealthy tree. Not to mention, climbing into a tree and utilizing equipment can be dangerous if you are not using the correct techniques. 

How much does tree trimming cost?

There are various factors that are taken into consideration when calculating the cost of a tree trimming project including (but not limited to): the number of trees, tree size, complexity of the project, and accessibility. If you're wondering what your tree project may cost, contact us for a free estimate!

Can tree trimming prevent storm damage?

Yes! Dead or weak branches are a hazard during severe weather conditions. Removing these hazards reduce the risk of branches breaking, falling, or causing damage to your property.

Do I need permission to trim or remove a tree?

Local regulations, property ownership, and HOA guidelines could require specific permission or permits for tree trimming or tree removal. It's important to check your local guidelines and consult your local tree trimming company- Legacy Tree Trimming - to ensure you are compliant. 

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